SORTIE REPORT
MISSION DATA:
DATE 384th BG Mission # 8th AF Mission # 384th PRIMARY TARGET
1944‑12‑18 240 754 Target: Road Junction
Type: Transportation
Location: Gemünd, Germany
Weather Challenges The Plan: The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Combat Wing C Group on today's mission. Clouds to above 29,500 feet, and an inoperative Gee-H ground station, forced the Group to bypass the primary target and attack the PFF secondary. Air traffic conflict forced the Group to do a 360° turn at the IP. A technical failure on the bomb run forced the high group to go around on a second run, which was accomplished successfully. The Group could not reassemble after bombing because of the weather conditions, so all squadrons returned to base separately.
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
Yes Completed Mission
Comments: Group lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Secondary (PFF)
Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Coblenz, Germany
- SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 44-8007 JD*Z SCREAMING EAGLE
- SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Commander Booska, Maurice Arthur 547 Completed, Uninjured
Pilot Carnes, Joe Ross, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Sarto, Joseph Michael 544 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Lord, Kenneth Smith 545 Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Merlis, Albert J 544 Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Bonnett, Charles Daniel GpHQ Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Sherriff, Albert Keith 544 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Ford, Charles William, Jr 544 Completed, Uninjured
Tail Gunner Dobson, Roy E 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Miller, Irving L 544 Completed, Uninjured
Waist (Flexible) Gunner Panici, Raymond Arnold 544 Completed, Uninjured
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